Brookhaven Buzz - May 2019

BrookhavenBuzz Covering Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Dunwoody & Doraville • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 29, No. 5 • MAY 2019 PRICELESS ISSUE! Singer/songwriter and troubadour, Adam Klein’s music touches on Ameri- cana, rustic country folk, folk-rock and West African Mande music. He performs in a variety of settings – either solo/duo, with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, or occasionally with his American roots-meets-West-African-roots project under his Peace Corps name in Mali, Lassine Kouyate. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, he has traveled the world, never staying put in one place for very long, but for now Klein, his wife Judith and two-year-old daughter Elinor call Doraville home. “My then-girlfriend, now wife and I were looking to be in the same city since we’d been doing some distance and each traveling for a while,” said Klein. “She grew up in Norcross and came back to Atlanta after school to start working as a flutist in the music scene. I had been in Athens so I just moved down to the other end of 316. We found a place in Doraville and are still here. It was just more afford- able than Intown or Decatur but in a pretty good location to get to wherever it is we’re going. We like the diversity and of course Buford Highway with its incred- ible array of international food. Doraville actually has a rich music history. Studio One was located here. Skynyrd recorded “Sweet Home Alabama” there, from what I read, along with a few albums, and the Atlanta Rhythm Section were from Doraville and recorded there, along with Singer/Songwriter Adam Klein Pays Homage to His New Hometown Photo provided by Alan Klein Continued on page 5 Brookhaven Chief of Police Gary Yandura poses with the City’s recently purchased 2015 Tesla Model S on display during the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. (Photo by Dean Hesse) The City of Brookhaven, always dynamic with new ideas, this past April began exploring ways and means to add a fully-electric car to its police patrol fleet, and it’s a Tesla. That move rocks with inno- vative distinction. Recently, Brookhaven boldly acquired the trendy auto and in a rel- atively modest, self-liquidating way: it’s a pre-owned 2015 TeslaModel S that the city got for $45,000, using funds confiscated in official police business. When Brookhaven bought the car it had only about 22,000 miles on it. In April it became decorated as an official police cruiser, as shown in our headline photo, even as the car was pending final approval. Brookhaven’s been in the process of putting its Tesla through the paces with rigorous field tests. Part of the serious screening is looking to the pos- sibility of an all-electric police fleet. Continued on page 5 Brookhaven Police Testing Tesla as Patrol Car